"Television: A Biography" Could Have Been a Very Useful Book

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, David Thomson had almost a bulletproof subject when he wrote the 2016 book "Television: A Biography." The book, which is a memoir of television, too much resembles a memoir of himself.   Books Television Web/Tech

"That Woman" - New biography of Wallis Simpson recreates world of Downton Abbey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Books TelevisionWallis Simpson's "sin" might have been that she did not understand or respect enough British culture between the wars to take on the protective coloring of reserve. 

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Megyn Kelly - The Wall Street Journal's Joe Flint Wants Us to Know She Isn't Thriving on Network Television

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The memoir had to be analyzed and evaluated according to very different criteria than biography.  Branding careers Current Affairs Games Media Personal Musings TelevisionEvery English major (there were once plenty of them) was trained to understand the differences among genres.

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Fox, Shep Smith & Ghost of Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That might have begun with threat of publication of Gabriel Sherman's critical biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." One reason was this: The bullish-on-Ailes biography - "Roger Ailes: Off Camera" by Zev Chafets - already had been bouncing around for a year.

2019 56

Ronan Farrow Controversy Could Provide Platform for Matt Lauer Comeback

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A negative biography about Fox founder Roger Ailes, Sherman's book could inflict significant damage on the Ailes brand, right. What Dilenschneider did was buy an ad for the New York Times Book Review for the Ailes vanity biography by Zev Chfets.

2020 52

"Janis" By Holly George-Warren - We Never Really Know Anyone, Do We

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Published about a month ago, "Janis" is yet one more biography about this huge talent in music: Janis Joplin.   The television series "Dateline" chronicles how clueless most spouses, who wind up murdered by their husbands or wives, were about their significant other.

2019 56

Max Clifford, UK Celebrity PR Publicist - Dies in Prison While Serving Time for His Own Sexual Misconduct

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Among his clients had been television mogul Simon Cowell.  celebrity publicists will get swept up in the current outings of alleged sexual misconduct by television and film personalities. 

2017 52

Losers and Winners - Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Tonight at 10 PM New York time, Showtime will broadcast the television interpretation of Gabriel Sherman's "The Loudest Voice in the Room." " That's the biography of now-dead outsized media tycoon Roger Ailes.

2019 52

Post-Disney Sale, New Fox Will Be Headed by Lachlan Murdoch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Gabriel Sherman had published the negative biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice in the Room." To attempt to neutralize that force, Ailes' personal public relations representative - Bob Dilenschneider - paid about $15,000 to promote in The New York Times a positive biography.

2018 52

Gabriel Sherman - Superhero for 21st Century Fox Investors, Ailes Watchers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps he set this catastrophe in play with his 2014 negative Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." That was because Ailes' personal public relations representative, Bob Dilenschneider, ham-handedly purchased $15,000 in ads for a positive Ailes' biography.

2016 56

George Magazine - JFK Jr. Considered Making It Web-Based

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The biography has a respectable Amazon ranking of 13,010.  The event was experienced as a baby boomer one, shared collectively through the medium of television. In too many ways George Magazine, created by John F. Kennedy Jr., was ahead of its time.

2019 52

Robert Downey Jr. - Hot mess

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's Ben Falk's biography "Robert Downey, Jr: The fall and rise of the comeback kid."  Books Film Generational Divide Media Personal Musings Public Speaking Television Values

Palace Intrigue - Showtime's "The Loudest Voice in the Room" Episode 3

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It to promote a vanity biography of Ailes. Books Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Ethics Games Media Personal Musings Politics Power Television Values WritingIt's not unusual to resent one's boss.

2019 52

Beyond Steve Jobs: Maybe we should be digging elsewhere for lessons to be learned

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER , Sorkin will be adapting the Walter Isaacson biography of Jobs for the large screen. Books Branding careers Current Affairs Film Media Selling Television Values Web/Tech

Fathers and Sons - Theatrics and Politics at New Fox

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was Sherman who published the negative biography of Fox founder Roger Ailes. Branding careers Current Affairs Games Generational Divide Media Personal Musings Politics TelevisionA classic in the arts is the meme of the need for the son to overthrow the father to come into his own.

2018 52

Jay Roach's Movie on Downfall of Roger Ailes - Bob Dilenschneider Not Featured in Hillary Busis' Vanity Fair Promo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In many ways a dead ringer for Ailes, Dilenschneider was outed by the media for purchasing $15,000 in advertising promoting a vanity biography of his client.   Books Branding careers Film Games Media Personal Musings Politics Television Writing

2018 56

Gabriel Sherman Keeps Ailes Scandal Clickbait - Brands him in The Guardian as "reckless"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Here you can order Sherman's Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room."   Books careers Current Affairs Media Personal Musings Politics Television

2016 56

Bill O'Reilly, et al. - Reversal of Fortune?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman's biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice in the Room" remains a best-seller. It was Ailes' personal public relations representative Bob Dilenschneider who ponied up $15K for an ad to distract from that negative biography.

2017 52

Samuel P. Lowrey, Son of Slave, Ist African-American to Present Case Before U.S. Supreme Court

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is his biography. It would be useful if a well-respected law-enforcement television show such as "Criminal Minds" does an episode profiling rogue cops. careers Current Affairs DigitalInfluencer legal Personal Musings Public Speaking Television Web/Tech

2017 52

Megyn, Greta, Bob, Joan - Election 2020

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Bob tried to protect Ailes from Gabriel Sherman's book "The Loudest Voice in the Room" by promoting an Ailes vanity biography in The New York Times. Her debut will be next September in the Sunday show "Full Court Press" on Gray Television.

2020 52

Fox News - Owner Rupert Murdoch More Visible, Employee Roger Ailes Less Visible (sources report)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman had published an unflattering biography of Ailes - "The Loudest Voice in the Room." Books Branding Current Affairs Games Intuitive Media Personal Musings Politics TelevisionThis could be the beginning of the end of the Roger Ailes era at Fox News.

2016 56

Saint Kathryn - Gabriel Sherman of Legal Sector

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Next month, about 260 public television outlets will show the documentary "Balancing the Scales." Several years ago, Sherman published the best-selling biography of Ailes "The Loudest Voice the Room."

2017 52

Russell Crowe Plays Roger Ailes On "Showtime" Series - Will Anyone Play Bob Dilenschneider, Ailes' Personal PR Rep?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  The scripting is based on Gabriel Sherman's negative biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." " Singlehandedly Ailes created and implemented the formula for a conservative cable television network - Fox. Roger Ailes had been a media genius.

2018 56

The Pause: Walter Cronkite invented that for TV broadcasting

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the relatively new medium of television, Walter Chronkite was the pro who invented it for news delivery.    That's what Douglas Brinkley reports in his biography "Chronkite."  Books Branding careers Public Speaking TelevisionThe Pause. 

Roger Ailes Brand in Play - Can Bob Dilenschneider, et al. Save the House of Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Gabriel Sherman published the negative biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room," Bob Dilenschneider paid $15,000 for ads for the positive Ailes biography published earlier by Zev Chafets.  The Sherman biography continues to rank high on Amazon: 12,349.

2016 56

Campaign 2016 - Is Fox in position of weakness, following firings of Weinhofer, Carlson + lawsuit against Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was Bob's shop The Dilenschneider Group which had purchased the ad  for the book which was to counter Gabriel Sherman's negative biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room." Fox isn't having a good week. And timing is everything, of course.

2016 56

Fox News & Campaign 2016 - Conservatives Should Be Wild-Eyed With Fear With Passing of Ailes Era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dilenschneider, reports Michael Calderon in liberal HuffPost : " purchased the Book Review ads [for Zev Chafets' bullish biography of Roger Ailes] for just over $15,000. The timing couldn't be worse for the GOP.

2015 68

Marque Lynche - Talent & Booze Don't Mix

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the new biography of writer and media personality, Gore Vidal, alcohol hovers over as a presence in that creative's life, from the get-go.

2016 56

Anna From "Downton Abbey" & Charles Dickens' Little Nell

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To Dickens, biographies have documented, they were part of his being.   Books Television Values Today, murderer Jodi Arias got to live. For a second time, the jury was hung.

2015 65

Fox News - Crisis Deepens (will there be clawbacks)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Among his duties, Dilenschneider purchased the $15,000 publicity for a positive biography of client Ailes. What was odd from the get-go was that the biography promoted - "Roger Ailes Off Camera" by Zev Chafets - had been published a year earlier.

2017 52

Like Roger Ailes, Will Les Moonves Hatch Plan for Comeback?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Ironically, that bit of Machiavellianism created more attention for Sherman's biography. Books Branding careers Content-provider Current Affairs Games Intuitive legal Media Personal Musings Politics Rebranding Television Values

2018 52

What Ails Fox? Paul, Weiss Might Have Fingered Roger Ailes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Dilenschneider purchased the $15,000 of ads promoting a positive Ailes biography to counter the publication of the negative one "The Loudest Voice in the Room" by Gabriel Sherman. Law firm Paul, Weiss' investigation of Deflategate resulted in a judge's reprimand for bias.

2016 60

That Gretchen Carlson Lawsuit May Turn into 8-Figure Settlement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

When Gabriel Sherman published the negative Ailes' biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room," Dilenschneider purchased $15,000 of ads for a flattering Ailes' biography by Zev Chafets.

2016 52

21st Century Fox, Paul, Weiss Law Firm & Roger Ailes Brand

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Sherman's negative Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" continues to have high rankings on Amazon. Books Branding careers Current Affairs Games legal Media Personal Musings Politics Public Speaking Television Web/Tech

2016 56

"American Isis" - Capturing how pathology played out before 24/7 news, social media

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 It is a very different world that Carl Rollyson captures in the 2013 biography "American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath." Books Branding careers Games Generational Divide Online video Television Values Web/Tech Weblogs

2013 65

Megyn Kelly, Roseanne Barr, Ted Bundy, and Myself

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

As Ann Rule chronicles in the biography of Bundy - "The Stranger Beside Me" - when he was in police custody in the west for murder, he managed to escape. Branding careers Current Affairs Games legal Media Personal Musings Public Speaking Science Television

2018 52

Roger Ailes: Silent Generation power brokers face end-of-life issues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

VANITY FAIR has published an excerpt from the new biography of Ailes by Zev Chafets.    Branding careers Games Personal Musings TelevisionSome day, sooner than later, those power brokers from the Silent Generation will be dead. 

2013 52

Elton John Belts Out Ageism Blues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's what he claims in the biography "Captain Fantastic" by Tom Doyle. Can iconic British rock  & roller Elton John, 69, become a victim of ageism? Just like so many others over-65 in the U.S.

2017 52

Alfred Hitchcock's Creepy Mindset - He Owed (most of it) to Roman Catholicism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That horrific world view became the content of his films and television programming, chronicles Peter Ackroyd in the biography "Alfred Hitchcock." Like so many geniuses, Alfred Hitchcock spent his children isolated, observing the world, and staying in his own head. 

2017 52

Mike Wallace - He was reinventing himself before the concept went mainstream

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Way back in 1968, Peter Rader tells us in the new biography "Mike Wallace," that outsized TV personality realized he had to reinvent himself.    Books careers Media Television

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Fox - Top Lawyer Dianne Brandi Takes Leave, Ailes' Legacy Continues to Throw Shade on Murdoch's Empire

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In a seemingly ham-handed gesture, Dilenschneider promoted a positive Ailes biography. Gabriel Sherman made his name in journalism detailing both the tragic flaws and strengths of Roger Ailes. Sherman is at it again. Although Ailes is dead, his legacy still is throwing shade at 21st Century Fox. In Vanity Fair , Sherman explains that the top lawyer at Fox during the Ailes reign-Dianne Brandi-took a voluntary leave today.

2017 40

Famous Speech Friday: Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking demos

The Eloquent Woman

Her lectern was a kitchen island, and, as you can see in the photo at right, she had a television crew at her feet while she spoke. She became the model to follow, and while today, food television even has its own channel, Child was a pioneer in teaching cooking on television.

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"A Portrait Of My Father" By George W. Bush - GushLit & Why We Buy It

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Another GushLit dad biography was Tim Russert's "Big Russ and Me." The platform for GushLit was the sugary 1950s programming on television. A lost, chubby "A Portrait of My Dad" by George W.

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